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Americans Aren’t Hungry for an Electoral College Revolt Against Donald Trump

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Most Americans do not want the Electoral College to overturn the results of the presidential election when electors meet across the country on Monday, according to a new poll.

The Politico/Morning Consult survey found that 46% of voters think the electors should vote for the candidate their state picked in the general election, while a little over a third of voters think they should be able to vote for someone else.

There has been much discussion of an Electoral College rebellion in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. President-elect Donald Trump’s popular vote deficit of almost three million has revived calls for reforming or eliminating the group. But the electoral outrage is largely split along party lines. While a majority Democrats and Hillary Clinton supporters want electors to have freedom to vote how they feel, most Republicans and Trump supporters want them to vote as the states did. There’s also a significant partisan split among those who want the Constitution amended eliminate the Electoral College and those who want things to stay as they are.

The poll of 2,000 registered voters, conducted between Dec. 15 and Dec. 17, has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.

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